Advice and guidance

What makes your session UNMISSABLE for young people?

Impairment Specific Coaching Factsheets

ADHD Factsheet (pdf)

Asperger’s Syndrome (pdf)

Autism (pdf)

Cerebral Palsy (pdf)

Dwarf conditions (pdf)

Hearing Impairments (pdf)

Learning Disability (pdf)

Manual Wheelchair user (pdf)

Visual Impairments (pdf)

Autism Advice and Support

As part of their Active for Autism project, The National Autistic Society has developed some good practice tips for coaches to use when engaging people with Autism in sport and physical activity. They also have an online training module that provides a comprehensive introduction to the autistic spectrum focusing on the delivery of sport.

Minimum standards for Active Coaches

As a Sport Coach, you will need to meet certain standards including minimum age and appropriate qualifications including safeguarding: Guidance for Minimum Standards

Employed or Self Employed?

If you are paid for your coaching it is important that you have the correct employment status and are paying the right amount of tax. Sportscoach UK have produced a guide to help

GBSport provides business, IT support and training.

Development opportunities

Sports specific training

In order to become a qualified coach you will need to complete the appropriate course for your chosen sport.  

Kent Sport Workshops

Kent Sport organise a programme of workshops to enhance your continuous professional development.

View workshops

Academic route

In addition to the degree levels subjects, vocational courses are available at many of the Further Education Colleges across the county:

Further Education

Canterbury College

K College – (Campuses in Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells)

North West Kent College

East Kent College

Higher Education

Canterbury Christ Church University

The University of Greenwich at Medway

University of Kent at Medway

Coach Register

The Kent Coaches Register provides useful tools to support coaches including being able to access latest news on coaching roles, funding support for qualifications, and you will also be able to book onto a variety of the Kent Sport workshops and then update your profile with the most recent development opportunities you have attended.

Register here